The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW
  • Telephone 0141 248 3000
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The SSE Hydro

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The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.

The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.

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André Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On

Violin master André Rieu returns to the UK and Ireland with his renowned, waltz-playing, 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu's previous performances have brought joy to millions worldwide with their unique take on the classical genre. One of the most commercially successful classical musicians of all time, Rieu's sold…

Sat 22 Dec

£45–£119 / 0141 248 3000

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sat 1 Dec

£29.50–£39.50 / 0141 248 3000

Bonnie Raitt

The acclaimed vocalist and her band plays rock tracks from her twentieth album, Dig In Deep.

Tue 10 Jul

£65 / 0141 248 3000

Britney Spears: Britney: Piece Of Me

The pop superstar brings her Las Vegas show to the UK.

Wed 22 Aug

£45–£125 / 0141 248 3000

Bryan Adams

Old school MOR rock from the craggy faced Canadian as he hits the road with a full band to celebrate the release of his 13th studio album, Get Up!.

Sat 26 May

£37.50–£45 / 0141 248 3000

C2C: Country To Country

Country music extravaganza featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars. 2018's lineup features Little Big Town, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore and Kelsea Ballerini.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Thu 5 Jul

£40–£110 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Jul

£40–£110 / 0141 248 3000

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

Cirque du Soleil's new show about a colourful ecosystem.

Wed 5 Sep

£40–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 6 Sep

£40–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 7 Sep

£40–£65 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

Culture Club

The 80s pop band fronted by flamboyant androgyne Boy George who brought us the ever catchy 'Karma Chameleon' head back on the road.

Thu 22 Nov

£47.50–£72.50 / 0141 248 3000

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Sat 15 Dec

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Def Leppard

The rock band from Sheffield performs its seminal album Hysteria in its entirety, alongside other classic hits from the back catalogue.

Tue 11 Dec

£42.35–£61.60 / 0141 248 3000

Def Leppard and Whitesnake

Strap yourself in for a hirsute night of arena rock – Def Leppard and Whitesnake on co-headline tour.

Tue 11 Dec

£37.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Demi Lovato

The singer and actress, Demetria Devonne Lovato, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, performs her commercial pop-rock songs.

Wed 13 Jun

£37.50–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Edinburgh live music heavy metal/alternative rockers!

This meet up is for anyone who, put simply, wants to rock out! So… A fan of live music? A fan of rock/metal/alternative music? If you answered yes to these, then this meet up is for you! Whether it's to see a local band in a pub off the Royal Mile or a well-known band in SSE Hydro in Glasgow, I want to take…

Mon 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Slayer w/ Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obiturary

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Enrique Iglesias

The smoothie Latin dreamboat serenades his predominantly female fanbase with tracks from his tenth album Sex and Love.

Tue 23 Oct

£39.50–£125 / 0141 248 3000

With special guests.

Flight of the Conchords

Banish all memories of Richard Stilgoe – this cult New Zealand duo give comedy songs a good name.

Mon 18 Jun

£25–£55 / 0844 395 4000

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Forget the many Jersey Boys tribute shows and revel in the real falsetto as Frankie Valli performs classic hits from 'Walk Like a Man' to 'Beggin''.

Thu 29 Nov

£45–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the soundtrack for the internationally-acclaimed TV series Game Of Thrones, leads an orchestra and choir to perform music from all seven series.

Mon 11 Jun

£162 / 0141 248 3000

Glasgow 2018 European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics is judged on the difficulty level and execution of a gymnast’s performance across a number of apparatus, including vault, beam and floor.

Thu 9 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 11 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 12 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Glasgow 2018 European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics is judged on the difficulty level and execution of a gymnast’s performance across a number of apparatus, including vault, beam and floor.

Thu 2 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 5 Aug

£10–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Hollywood Vampires

In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the…

Tue 19 Jun

£45–£52.50 / 0141 248 3000

With The Darkness & The Damned.

Hollywood Vampires

American rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry paying homage to the rock stars who died in the 1970s.

Tue 19 Jun

£45–£52.50 / 0141 248 3000

Insane Championship Wrestling

Hardcore wrestling for those who aren't fazed by the use of thumbtacks, baseball bats or staple guns as weapons. As the title implies, not for the sane.

Sun 2 Dec

£30–£60 / 02071 839525

James Taylor

The archetypal sensitive singer-songwriter type who's been pumping out the tunes since the early 70s.

Tue 10 Jul

£45–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Jason Derulo

The chart-topping American R&B singer returns with new music from his upcoming fifth studio album 777.

Sat 22 Sep

£29.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Jeff Lynne's ELO

ELO frontman Lynne and keyboardist Richard Tandy play their back catalog of hits.

Wed 3 Oct

£50–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds

  • Written by: Jeff Wayne (music)

Take cover – it's the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live on this Final Arena tour, with holographic Liam Neeson.

Fri 30 Nov

£46–£67.50 / 0141 248 3000

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds

Katy Perry

The 'I Kissed a Girl' songstress heads out on her Witness world tour.

Sun 24 Jun

£50–£120 / 0141 248 3000

Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story

The biggest name in Scottish stand-up continues his reign with another show packed with astute observations and deathly funny gags.

Thu 4 Oct

£25–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 5 Oct

£25–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 6 Oct

£25–£40 / 0141 248 3000

…and 16 more dates until 28 Oct

Kevin Bridges: Brand New

The biggest name in Scottish stand-up continues his reign with another show packed with astute observations and deathly funny gags.

Thu 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £34.80 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 5 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £34.80 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 6 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £34.80 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 13 Oct

Kevin Hart

The American comedian and actor, who has recently starred Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, bring his Irresponsible tour to the UK.

Tue 28 Aug

£42.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Kylie Minogue

Pop behemoth Ms Minogue.

Sun 30 Sep

£50–£150 / 0141 248 3000

With special guests.

Kylie

Madness

Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.

Mon 17 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour

The floppy-haired comic, who was awarded the keys to London's O2 Arena after a record-breaking 28 performances, takes his brand of high-energy observations on a world tour.

Thu 14 Jun

£25–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 15 Jun

£25–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 16 Jun

£25–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Nitro Circus

Travis Pastrana's daring and action-packed extreme sports show, with freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboard stunts choreographed at death-defying heights and speed.

Wed 21 Nov

prices vary / 0141 248 3000

Noel Fitzpatrick: Welcome To My World

The Irishman talks about his incredible career and life journey to becoming the Supervet, as well as discussing upcoming technologies and advances in animal healthcare.

Sat 10 Nov

£20–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Paul Simon

The world-famous singer, songwriter, musician and one half of the acclaimed duo Simon & Garfunkel returns to the stage with a two-hour set playing some of the biggest hits from his extensive back catalogue.

Wed 11 Jul

£65–£90 / 0141 248 3000

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Roger Waters

Former Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters performs tracks from across his career, including his most recent album Is This The Life We Really Want?.

Fri 29 Jun

£275 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 30 Jun

£275 / 0141 248 3000

Shania Twain

The country-pop phenomenon in concert.

Wed 19 Sep

£60–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 21 Sep

£60–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Shawn Mendes

Like fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, 18-year-old pop sensation Shawn Mendes came to prominence on a video sharing website. His debut album Handwritten included the chart-topping single Stitches and he returns to London in June on his Illuminate World Tour to promote the follow-up LP, which includes the…

Sat 6 Apr 2019

£35–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Slayer

Slayer are credited as one of the 'Big Four' thrash metal bands along with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. The thrash metal veterans have released 11 studio albums. Their first, Show No Mercy, in 1983 and most recent World Painted Blood in 2009. Their 2015 album Repentless is their first following the death of founding…

Mon 12 Nov

£40–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Star Wars: A New Hope – With Live Orchestra

Enjoy the original Star Wars on the big screen, accompanied by a live symphonic orchestra performing the iconic music score, composed by John Williams.

Sun 9 Dec

£32.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Tears for Fears

80s pop rockers bring their musical stylings to the noughties.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

£35–£55 / 0141 248 3000

With Alison Moyet.

This Is Edinburgh (TIE)

From chilling in one of Edinburgh's many bars to going to the museum and being one of the *most active * groups in Edinburgh, This is Edinburgh has something for everyone. Disclaimer - this group is in no way affiliated to the website of This is Edinburgh which is a guide of things to do, see and enjoy in the city.

Fri 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Michael McIntyre

  • 18:00

Travis

Scotpop heroes touring their eighth album Everything at Once.

Fri 21 Dec

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Walking With Dinosaurs Live - The Arena Spectacular

  • Directed by: Scott Faris
  • Written by: Warner Brown (script), James Brett (music)

The BBC series is brought to spectacular life with walking, roaring life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

Sat 25 Aug

£25–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 26 Aug

£25–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Reviews & features

Why Glasgow's huge new music arena The Hydro is good news for music fans

4 Oct 2013

It’s too easy to be cynical, but The Hydro makes the best of modern arena reality

I’ve observed its construction in the faraway distance from my kitchen window – a massive, flying-saucer-like building gradually pieced together by ant-sized workmen in hi-vis jackets, the new dominant feature on already eerily modernist Clyde-side. And…

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